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Sustainable Solutions: Green Infrastructure

Grade 9–12

Illinois Learning Standards

Available April–May, September–November

There’s more than one path to sustainability. Two buildings at Ryerson Conservation Area are real-world examples of how technology and resources are used to balance the needs of people and nature. Explore the similarities and differences between the sustainable strategies implemented in the LEED Platinum certified Welcome Center and the new Phius (Passive House Institute US) certified net-zero energy Education Center.

Field Trip Program

Runs 1.5 hours.

Location: Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods

Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
Per group $50 $86



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